Kewanee Police Seeking Attempted Robbery Suspect

The Kewanee Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred late Sunday night at the Cenex station located at 220 North East Street in Kewanee. According to Kewanee Police, officers were dispatched just before Midnight on Sunday to the station where an employee reported that she’d been assaulted by a man in a black ski mask. The employee was outside the station, walking to the dumpster when the man approached her and attempted to take something from her unsuccessfully. The man then struck the employee in the face and fled the scene. The employee described the man as a tall, black, male, wearing a black ski mask and carrying a gun. The victim suffered an injury to her face and was taken to the OSF Saint Luke Medical Center. Kewanee Police have, thus far, been unable to locate the suspect.

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